Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property

IDEA: The Law Review of the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property is calling for papers for their 2021 Fall Symposium "COVID 19 and IP Law."

Since March 2020,  the COVID-19 global pandemic has wreaked havoc on many of the traditional institutions of Intellectual Property law. At the same time, it has raised questions of compulsory licensing of vaccines, inequality of COVID treatment, antibody patenting, and much more. 

This Symposium will consider a broad range of papers that address the variety of ways COVID-19 has affected Intellectual Property law, including Bayh-Dole, the possible TRIPS patent waiver, societal trends, vaccine nationalism, and many others.


Interested individuals should submit an abstract (or full-length article) to Chief Symposium Editor Paul Kline @ IDEA will choose four submissions to present at the Fall Symposium on November 22, 2021. Final essays of approximately 20 pages will be published in IDEA’s Annual Symposium Issue in Spring 2022. The deadline is November 5, with rolling acceptance.